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How to: Create an outdoor "scene" background using mists


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Hi there! :)Those of you who have been reading my blog know how much I enjoy using mists on my creations. It can be a very subtle way to "freshen" up old papers or just add a subtle sheen to any project. Today I want to share how to create an outdoor scene background using mists.

Here are the supplies you require...


White cardstock/watercolour paper, a box to mist in (so the mist doesn't go everywhere) and various mist colours. I use Maya Mists because I love the strong intense colours they come in and a little goes a long way. Plus, they dry almost instantaneously. (But you can use Glimmer Mists if you like subtle colours).


I started by using the green mist for the grass. The closer you spray, the more intense the colour. My first spritz is about 3 - 4 inches away and then I add another spritz about 2 inches from the paper for an intense burst of colour.

Then I used blue mist for the sky.  You will notice that the paper starts to curl a little. No worries. When it dries, it will be completely flat (unless you spritzed too generously).


Then I added a bit of yellow mist. It's okay that the colours overlap each other...but you can mask the sections off for a neater outcome of course...:)

Some Copic-coloured digi images from Some Odd Girl and my little scene is completed! :)
*This tutorial was first shared in the Some Odd Girl newsletter and edited for this blog post.*

Please go check out the new releases from Some Odd Girl! Here's a sneak of what I did with the new images...it has something to do with next week's giveaway...;)


P/s: Don't forget about Flashback Friday 6.0! You have till Friday to link up your entries. The prize is a yet-to-be released Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp! I would really love for you to play along! :)

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22 comments:

mansi said...

I have always loved your misting and today you have shared how to do it,thanx a lot gal,will surely give it a try.But Just that we dont get most of the crafting supplies here in INDIA.

Laurel said...

Oh how sweet! great tutorial too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this Yvonne! I love love love love that rainbow and clouds!!! CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

annieambriel said...

Fab card.. Love how happy the card look.. makes me smile and lift my spirits..

Love all the images and the scene you have created..

Fabulous wishes for you :)

anita said...

Thanks a lot for this lovely tutorial. Anything from you is a treat for the eyes!

AshKuku said...

That is so adorable..... I loved the little cutie pie with a deer on the front of that awesomely & beautifully created BG..... You are such a fine PRO! I would love to give it a try too, well, when I'm able to lay my hands on some mist colors.... Till then I will satisfy myself with that gorgeous creation of yours.... Hugs)))

Ash...
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Dora said...

I just love this...so colorful so bright!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

So bright n cheerful. I love the image n the misting.
Thanku for ur swet comment on my blog dear.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey Yvonne ... YOU are ... listed as ONE of them... probably because... you did not click on the Yvonne LIM.... I mis-spelled YAM to LIM your surname.... SO SORRY... but the link was to YOU.... :)

Bbig hugs my dearest friend... xoxo

bosenberries said...

Great tut... always get too generous with the mists and panic over the paper.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey ... Sista... Great misting ...great tutorial... Thanks for sharing ...cute card too... So you!!! ... xoxo

Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this and thanks for the how to!!!!

I so need to get some time to create!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Love it and thanks for the great tutorial.

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Chantal said...

This is insanely cute!!! Coincidently, I just finished a layout similar to this - but I used water colours. This looks GREAT!!!

Priya said...

love your misting and loved this tutorial too :)Thanks for sharing

E.T said...

wow! I LOVE this card! it is so fun! LOVE IT! thanks for the tut, maybe it will be useful in the future if I ever purchase these mists...

Smita said...

Your misting is fantastic and unique as always! Thanks for the tutorial :-)

Hugs,
Smita

adrienia said...

Wow so cute ... U must be thinking of you and your boyfriend when you do this up :)

Maggi said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial, oh Queen of the Mists! I need to get more mists, I still only have the one. LOL

Sherri Thompson said...

Oh my goodness, how incredibly cute is this? I love this one! So much fun!

~amy~ said...

How fun is this??!!!

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